Monday, August 11, 2014

Speaking the language

The question is if a person of authority suggests something as simple and true as speaking the language of the tests, and they are fired for it, what does it say about those running those running that school board?  That they don't care about the students, they care more about being politically correct and not provoking resentment/anger.
Lacey maintained that she made the suggestion based on state law because the standardized tests are in English; she believed it would best help the Hispanic students if they spoke English as much as they could. She denies ever “banning” Spanish or supporting “adverse consequences” for students who continued to speak Spanish in class.

The Texas Education Code states: “English is the basic language of this state. Public schools are responsible for providing a full opportunity for all students to become competent in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehending the English language. …The mastery of basic English skills is a prerequisite for effective participation in the state’s educational program.”

“How can this happen in Texas,” O’Reilly asked, noting that the state is one of the more conservative states politically.

Ingraham believes that there is a “movable red line” created by the left; and when it gets crossed, the consequences are severe.
You will be drummed out of public life, perhaps. You will be terminated, you will be fired, you will be harassed and you’ll be called all sorts of names. And this is what this poor teacher came up against. …They decided to make an example out of her,” said Ingraham.
Even though Lacey never mandated that English be spoken, it was still portrayed as an “affront” to Hispanic culture.